Monday, 30 July 2012

Introducing MPOS on MWM: Mompreneur Photography in Ontario Series

When I was a little girl I was a sucker for a good heroine. From The Paper Bag Princess to She-Ra Princess of Power, these women used brains and brawn to kick-butt and take names. I'm still a sucker for a good heroine. And these days mompreneurs are on the top of that list (although I'm equally excited by a good Dadpreneur story too).* These women who manage to balance families and businesses are total rockstars in my books. Often (although not always) they begin home based businesses that allow them to spend more time with their children (even if it means working incredibly long hours when their children are sleeping or at school). 

In this series I will have the opportunity to highlight five amazing mompreneur photographers in Ontario. Each of them balances a busy career with family and is an absolute inspiration. I will be posting once a day for the next five days and giving away a free photo shoot from each one of them! 

Amazing right?! I'm not going to announce who these photographers are just yet. You'll have to stay tuned to find out! 

l would, however, like to take a minute to introduce you to the sponsors who have made this event possible. They are either mompreneurs themselves or companies that support and believe in mompreneurs. I am so honoured to have their involvement and sincerely hope that you will check them out! 

If you have been a Mondays with Mac fan since the beginning you might remember Fireweed Impressions as one of my very first giveaways.  Fireweed Impressions is a Canadian mother and daughter team who make gorgeous one-of-a-kind hand stamped jewelry. And, as a special bonus during this event, you can use the discount code MONDAYSWITHMAC to receive 15% off of your order! AND if you do make an order be sure to leave your feedback because on September 1st all customers who leave a positive feedback comment in July and August will be entered into a draw for a $50 gift certificate! Stop by and say hello to them on Facebook and Twitter! 

I am so pleased to have join us a sponsor for this series! SavvyMom was started by two former university roommates turned moms. Don't you just love mompreneurs supporting other mompreneurs? From diapers to dinner parties and everything in between, has you covered! Sign up now for your free newsletter, full of tips, tricks, deals, recipes and more at – practical solutions for moms' everyday dilemmas. Visit SavvyMom on FacebookTwitterPinterest or check-out their cool new iPhone app

Founded in 1859 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Carter's Watch the Wear has grown from a New England manufacturer of adult workwear into a global marketer of children's clothing and accessories. They offer stylish children's clothing at VERY affordable prices. You can check out my review of Carter's Watch the Wear here or visit them on Facebook and Twitter. And don't forget to sign-up for their newsletter! 

Izzy Bitsy Baby Boutique is a BRAND NEW mompreneur start-up based in Alberta who is celebrating a grand opening with us here at Mondays with Mac. Jen's precious little girl has inspired her to start a line of children's accessories aimed to give kids a touch of fairytale in their everyday lives. I'm a big fan of her matching mommy (or daddy) and me aprons! Check out Izzy Bitsy Baby Boutique on Facebook and Twitter. Or, go on over and make a purchase and help this work at mom stay make her new business fly!

Twinke Twinkle Little RockStar is a super cool company that creates beautiful lullaby versions of your favourite music. Everything from Adele to Nirvana! Mac's personal favourite is R.E.M.  These CDs make great baby shower gifts! Check them out on Facebook and Twitter. Or purchase a CD from their stores on Amazon and iTunes.

And last but not least please join me in welcoming Ontario Mompreneurs Group as our final sponsor! Founded by Maria Locker this enterprising group is an Ontario Mompreneur success story. Ontario Mompreneurs Group is an informative site for Mompreneurs and Business Women throughout Ontario, with details on upcoming Trade Shows, Networking Events and Promotions specifically BY and FOR Mompreneurs.  And, as a special surprise, they are giving each of our five photographers a FREE one month Enterprising Membership to help grow their businesses! And (yes there is still one final AND - this just keeps getting better doesn't it?) if YOU are a Mompreneur who wants to sign-up with Ontario Mompreneurs Group you can use the discount code MONDAYSWITHMAC to receive 20% off of your membership! Visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

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